Preface; 1. Four Schools Through Time; 2. The Problems of Poor Environments for Learning; 3. How Much is Enough? Trying to improve learning environments; 4. The Rationale for a Collaborative Design Process; 5. Collaborative School Design: making it work; 6. Rebuilding Your School: can we transform learning through space and facilities?; 7. Rebuilding Your School: can we change relationships through altered social space and school organisation?; 8. Rebuilding Your School: recognising and adapting what works to fit emerging needs; References; Index.
Pamela Woolner is a Research Associate at the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University. Her recent research has focused on the history and impact on learning of school buildings, and evaluation of current initiatives relating to school environments.
'An excellent introduction to the complex topic of building schools from both education and design perspectives. The text presents the research to enable those involved in schools to test their approaches, especially around hotly contested areas such as colour. The book explains the research for both sides of an argument rather than promoting the author's personal view. A great resource for those currently building schools.' Claire McKeown, architect and co-author of Successful School Design (CABE 2009), Malcolm Reading Consultants, UK